Truly Regal: Our Tilapia Live Up To Our Name As The Finest In The World

As the #1 producer of all-natural tilapia, we are committed to raising our lake-grown fish from hatch to harvest in the healthiest, most environmentally supportive way possible.

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The Fresh Factor: Year-round Recipes and Ideas with Fresh Avocados from Mexico

Fresh Avocados from Mexico add vibrant color, rich creamy flavor and luscious texture to just about anything on your menu. But they also add something even more important: instant fresh factor.

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Industry Insights: Fall 2012

During the third quarter of 2012, the U.S. labor market showed signs of stagnation. Unemployment decreased, but this was primarily due to people leaving the labor force. Although consumer spending did not seem affected in the first part of the...

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Top seven steps to supply chain heaven outlined at summit

Figuring out supply chain problems has a new urgency and importance today that might not have existed just three years ago. Here from the Fast Casual Summit last month, seven key steps to supply chain heaven.

Who really is your supply chain partner?

By Bruce Reinstein, president, Consolidated Concepts A partner is defined as a person or company who takes part in an undertaking or a relationship with another or others comprised of shared risks and profits. In a business sense, your partner needs to make money if they are saving you money.

How to create a nimble supply chain

Brands must either invest in their own supply chain departments or bring partners in who can support them. Standing pat will only result in increased costs.

NRA 2012: Trends in fast casual

Jeff Allen, US Foods director of emerging concepts, discusses three trends in fast casual during the 2012 NRA Show. The trends are: supply chain optimization, marketing through social media and QR codes, and food quality and innovation.


Getting an ROI out of true sustainability

Truitt Brothers Inc. examines how operators can fulfill consumer demand for sustainability while focusing on the bottom line.

It's time to feel good!

The latter part of May is always a busy time of year on my calendar. During the waning days of spring, there is a convergence of our Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation charity tennis tournament, the National Restaurant Association trade...

Four options for menu labeling

For weeks I have wanted to write this blog; the one that lets you know options and choices for finally getting menu nutritional information on your menu/from your recipes and where to turn. Certainly, I will miss some of the...

Local: The ins, the outs and the details

We hear the term local tossed around pretty loosely nowadays. While it's popping up on just about everything with a price tag (local business, locally owned, locally operated, locally whatever), there is no place more popular to tout the term local than in food.    And with good reason.

LaVoie: Supply chain trends for 2011

Where technology and logistics are expected to lead the restaurant industry.

NRA: Thrust Electric Bikes steal the focus of Conserve Solutions pavilion

The bikes can offer QSR and fast casual concepts a less expensive delivery option.

Food futures: Buy now, pay later

Locking in food prices can be a losing venture or a saving grace.  

NAFEM, FS/TEC open next week

Co-located manufacturing, technology shows to feature innovations in foodservice industry.

Stretching a supply chain

Connections, menu flexibility are key to how far brands can reach.

How to cut food costs

Save money in the kitchen with these cost-cutting tips.

Prime time for online ordering in fast casual

Tossed and Camille's are among those generating sales via Web-based ordering.

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